Here's a first taste of Apple HomeKit in action

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After more than a year of Apple teasing its smart home platform, we’re finally getting a look at how some of the first HomeKit-enabled products will work with Siri.

In a series of demos held in New York City this week, Mashable got an up-close look at how HomeKit product owners will be able to use their voice (with the help of Apple’s virtual voice assistant Siri) for commands from anywhere. By speaking into an iPhone or iPad, I was able to tell Siri to lock doors, dim lights and turn on a fan before bed.

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While it’s too soon to tell exactly how these requests will play out in the home and just how willingly consumers will adopt smart home technology, it’s clear Apple is positioning Siri to be the clear ringleader to keep its smart-home concept afloat Read more…

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